L-1 Acquires Digimarc ID Systems

by on March 24, 2008 · 0 comments

L-1 Identity Solutions is acquiring the ID Systems business of REAL ID supporter Digimarc.

Presumably, this will get Digimarc out of the national ID business – and the national ID advocacy business. We’ll see what L-1 does.

It is possible to make money with biometrics outside of a national ID infrastructure, of course. Indeed, it’s penny-wise and pound-foolish for folks in this industry to pursue the small, government-centered market REAL ID would create when there could be a big, diverse identity and credentialing marketplace.

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